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Univar Announces Exclusive North American Distribution Agreement with JH Nanhang

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REDMOND, Wash., November 12, 2013 – Univar, a leading global chemical distributor, announced today that it has signed an exclusive five year agreement with JH Nanhang (JHNH), the largest PVP manufacturer in China, to distribute its products to the pharmaceutical, personal care, food and industrial industry segments across North America.

“We are pleased that JH Nanhang has put their trust in Univar to be the exclusive distributor of their PVP portfolio in North America,” said Gerald Briand, Vice President Sales, Core Industry Development and Product Management. “This agreement will allow us to provide our customers with a reliable source of the highest quality ingredients across core industry verticals.”

“JH Nanhang is very excited about this partnership” said Dr. Tan Tiow Lin, General Manager, Global Sales and Marketing JHNH. “We especially appreciate the industry focus, reach and connectivity that Univar brings to the marketplace and look forward to working with the Univar team to provide in-depth application insight to customers, help to improve product performance and optimize cost effectiveness.”

About Univar

Univar is one of the world’s leading distributors of industrial and specialty chemicals. Univar represents over 2,500 chemical producers and provides its customer base, made up of 80,000 customers, with a full portfolio of products. Univar operates a network of 300 distribution facilities throughout North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and Latin America, with additional sales offices located in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. In 2012, Univar reported sales of $9.7 billion. For more information, visit:

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About JH Nanhang

JHNH is the leading PVP manufacturer in China with an annual production of 5000MT. The company meets all international standards for quality and safety including cGMP, ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certifications. Their Pharmaceutical products, marketed under the trade name Povidone are fully qualified, conforming to USP/EP/JP with drug master files.

For further information, please contact:

Alison Jahn
Director, Public Relations, Univar
(T) 425-889-3501
(M) 425-505-1768

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